- The world of Tennis would be in awe while weighing down the insurmountable achievements of one of the modern-day greats of the sport as Spaniard Rafael Nadal trounced World Number One Serbian Novak Djokovic in straight sets on the clay court of Rolland Garros lifting the French Open Grand Slam trophy for the 13th Yes, you read it right, it is incredible and unbelievable at the same time to comprehend how the marauding Rafa Nadal is dominating the clay-court all these years and continues to gain strength by the day on his all-time favourite arena.
- In triumphing over the long-standing archrival, the Spaniard took his Grand Slam wins to 20 equaling the number of Grand Slam wins held by the inimitable and the crowds beloved player Swiss, Roger Federer. That the final played out yesterday was extremely lopsided is stating the obvious as the powerful ground play of Rafa could not be matched anywhere close by the Serb. Rafa simply brushed aside the challenge posed by the Serbian in a brutal exhibition of powerplay and finesse that has become synonymous with the champion over the years.
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- With such eponymous wins, especially on the red clay court of Rolland Garros, Rafa has entered the record books winning an astonishing 13th time which might never be equaled for its sheer numbers. There is no better sight in the world of Tennis whilst watching a muscularly fit and raring player taking on the might and fight of challengers with poise, precision, panache, and power-packed performances dismissively triumphing repeatedly. When on a song, there is no better sight on the tennis court watching Nadal go about decimating opponents nonchalantly.
- Now that the giant of a player has equaled the silken smooth, grace personified, and darling of the crowd Roger Federer, many ebullient pundits and aficionados would not stop from inevitable comparison as to who is the GOAT (Greatest of All-Time). By sheer numbers of Grand Slam open triumphs till now, FedEx was comfortably sitting pretty at 20 trophies. With Nadal joining the exalted pedestal, the debate about the greatest of them all will get a renewed fillip as the mouthwatering for and against arguments would commence in the right earnest.
- Trust me, there is no dearth of experts and followers professing not so subtle soft corner for the graceful play of Federer even when he is not playing at his best, nonetheless, Nadal has imposingly marched into the realm of greatness through complete domination subduing any opinions questioning his greatness alongside the Swiss great. Rafa will stand shoulder to shoulder with Federer, and in all probability will overtake him in the coming days resting the debate for good. Kudus to the Spaniard for inspiring us all these years. Wishes for many more Slams as well!